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Sociology Major

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Welcome to the Sociology major at the University at Albany. 

Sociology majors undertake a variety of challenging courses. The curriculum offers breadth and flexibility, facilitating student choice to tailor coursework to individual interests and goals. The coursework we offer is supplemented by a variety of other options-- including internships, independent study, and an honors program-- that enable students to further explore their interests. Over the years our graduates have gone on to law school, business and industry, medical school, and government employment at the federal, state, and local levels, And, of course, some go on to graduate school in sociology and related disciplines.

The MAP (Major Academic Pathway) shows how the Sociology major might be completed in four years.  As a transfer student it is important for you to use your Degree Audit Report (DARS) to determine what you’ve already completed and what is left for you to finish at Albany.  As you do this, please consider the following information that we have found to be important to transfer students:

  1. Admission coursework:  The following courses must be completed in order to become/remain a Sociology major:
    • ASOC 115
    • ASOC 220, with a grade of C or better
    • ASOC 235, with a grade of C or better
    • ASOC 221 or an equivalent statistics course

    Students who transfer in having completed ASOC 115 should plan to take both Soc 220 and Soc 235 in their first semester.

  2. Sociology majors are required to complete a minor.  Click here for the complete list and requirements of UAlbany minors.
  3. Our recommendation for your first semester:
    • Take 1-2 SOC admission courses, as needed
    • Add 1-2 other SOC courses, for a maximum of 3 SOC courses for the semester.
    • Select 1-2 General Education courses in accordance with your DARS-identified needs.
    • Select 1 course in your minor
    • Add an elective if needed to bring your credit total to 15.

Registration Process

  1. Once you have submitted your admission deposit, your advisor from the Sociology department will be contacting you via phone or email to start the registration process. You will be contacted within 1-2 weeks of your deposit date. . 

Technical Assistance

Contact Advisement Services Center 442-3960 or ITS Help Desk (442-3700).

Sociology Advisor

Students are advised by Christine Puleo who is the professional advisor in the Sociolgy department. Your course work is challenging and we encourage regular meetings with your academic advisor to discuss your program of study.